For now over a decade, Discovery’s popular show MythBusters has helped put an end to longstanding myths relating to popular culture, news stories, and everyday life. For next week’s January 31st episode, they’re taking their expertise to video games.
In this special episode dedicated to the hobby near and dear to our hearts, we’re excited that id Software’s own Tim Willits will be helping Adam and Jamie dig into an often-discussed topic of FPS games: Is it really possible for someone to carry all those health packs, guns, and even a chainsaw? Using the DOOM universe and DOOM 3 BFG Edition for reference, Tim helps the team recreate a DOOM level in real life.
Catch the episode on Discovery on Saturday, January 31st at 9/8c. For more details, visit the show’s page on Discovery.com.
It’s officially October, and with that comes Halloween! While we’re still a ways off from the 31st, our first October stream kicks off with some sci-fi horror to build atmosphere and get us in the spirit (no pun intended).
September 30th marked the 20th anniversary of DOOM II’s release date, so this week we will be going taking the DOOM Marine on a journey through Hell on Earth. After that, we’ll head back to Mars for a look at DOOM 3 BFG Edition.
Throughout the stream be on a lookout for our trivia. We’ll be giving away two limited edition numbered prints and an accompanying DOOM marine plush.
You don’t have to be at QuakeCon to celebrate North America’s Largest LAN Party. With numerous QuakeCon sales taking place this weekend, you can call home your personal BYOC for the weekend.
Throughout QuakeCon weekend (July 17th – 20th) you can purchase the QuakeCon 2014 Pack, which favorites from the id Software and Bethesda library — all at one low cost of $99. The package features some all-time favorites, as well as two brand-new additions for 2014 — Wolfenstein: The New Order and The Elder Scrolls Online! All together, this special collection includes:
Dishonored: Game of the Year
Fallout: Classic Collection
DOOM 3: BFG Edition
DOOM Classic Complete
Wolfenstein: The New Order
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary Edition
The Elder Scrolls Online: Imperial Edition
We will also be offering deals each day on individual id Software and Bethesda Softworks’ titles via Steam. Daily deals include:
Thursday: Dishonored: Game of the Year and all Dishonored DLC at 50-75% off
Friday: Wolfenstein: The New Order and DOOM Sale at 50-75% off
Saturday: Fallout 3: Game of the Year, Fallout: New Vegas, and all Fallout: Classic Collection at 50-75% off
Sunday: The Elder Scrolls Sale, with Elder Scrolls titles selling for 50-75% off
To celebrate QuakeCon and the just announced addition of The Elder Scrolls Online on Steam, both the Standard and Imperial Editions of ESO will be offered at a discount throughout QuakeCon weekend for $30 and $47.99, respectively.
For full details on the QuakeCon 2014 pack and a complete list of the weekend and daily deals, please visit the QuakeCon Steam sale.
Other QuakeCon sales are also happening at your other favorite online retailers. Be sure to check out GameStop, Amazon, and GameFly this weekend for details.
Good luck to Robert Brandl, who will be attempting a world record speedrun for DOOM 3 BFG Edition’s The Lost Mission. Robert previously captured a Guinness World Record for his speedrun time in Resident Evil 4.
As you enjoy your Saturday afternoon, here’s some highlights from around the web.
We start with The Elder Scrolls Online. This weekend, be sure to grab the all-new Ebonhart Pact wallpaper on the game’s official website. And if you want to learn more about the Alliance comprised of Nords, Dunmer, and Argonians, be sure to read up on ZeniMax Online’s first ‘Ask Us Anything’, which will focus specifically on this pact.
Want more ESO news? Check out these highlights from our recent press event:
Relive your favorite moments of DOOM with the newly-released DOOM 3 BFG Edition — available now in North America and this Friday in Europe on Xbox 360, PC, and PlayStation 3!
BFG Edition includes the original versions DOOM and DOOM II, as well as re-mastered versions of DOOM 3 and its Resurrection of Evil add-on pack. And for the first time ever, play eight never-before-seen DOOM 3 levels in ‘The Lost Mission’.
Later today, PS3 players will be able to download the game directly on PSN. And if you already own DOOM 3 on Steam, between now and November 13th you can save $10 on your purchase.